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New Morrisons store proposed for St Matthews St Matthew's


James Hall & Co. Ltd, owner of the former SPAR Distribution Depot site on Blackpool Road, has submitted a planning application for the multi-million pound regeneration of the site.  A new food store – which would create up to 400 new jobs – is the main element of the scheme, which also includes affordable new [...]

SpeakUp at Park It St Matthew's

SpeakUp at Park It

On Friday 12th August, SpeakUp St Matthews spent the evening on Ribbleton Park taking part in Park It. Park it, is a scheme set up by the police, Preston City Council, Lancashire County Council and partners of the Children’s Trust, and will offer young people a wide range of activities hosted at a different park [...]

Martial Arts Champion supports young people in Deepdale Deepdale

Ferrari Faqiri

Deepdale resident, Ferrari Faqiri, is taking time out from being World Martial Arts Champion to concentrate on his education and support his fathers martial arts club at the Catherine Becketts Centre in Deepdale. Ferrari will be back in training very soon, but took a few moments out to speak to SpeakUp Deepdale’s Che Seymour.   [...]

CRAB, making a difference in Deepdale Deepdale

Community Champions for Deepdale

Communities, residents and businesses (CRAB) have been working in partnership tackling Anti-Social Behaviour, and making Deepdale a better place to live for almost 10 years. From installing CCTV to providing police with bicycles, the action group led by Robin Maudsley have worked hard to reduce crime in the area they live. Speak Up Preston spoke [...]

A new group getting people with disabilities out of the house Ribbleton


Diverse inclusion is a new group working across Lancashire to give people with disabilities the opportunity to get out and socialise with people in similar situations to themselves. The group was started by me (Peter Barnes) due to a lack of groups in Preston and surrounding areas with similar aims. I decided that it needed [...]

All about Emmaus St Matthew's

the Emmaus centre in St Matthew's

All about Emmaus from John Mills on Vimeo. Local homeless charity Emmaus talks to Speak Up Preston community reporter Charles Sanderson about their work, the impact they have and some of the issues surrounding homeless people. To find out more, click on the play icon.

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